BY Nick Walton on 13 Feb 2023

Benetti Yachts has launched FB283, a new 62-metre custom yacht, at a ceremony at the Livorno yards in Italy.

The new Benetti Full Custom Yacht boasts a steel hull by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, an aluminium superstructure, and exteriors and interiors by Giorgio Cassetta of Cassette Yacht Designers.

Catering to the owner’s desire for a vessel with four fundamental characteristics – speed, silence, long range and guaranteed fun for the family – the new 62-metre yacht features extremely elegant lines, with a sleek bow and a stern sloping down towards the water’s surface, combined with a fast displacement hull (FDHF) meticulously researched by Benetti and Van Oossanen to deliver excellent performance. FB283 has a maximum speed of 21 knots and a range that makes it possible to cruise for long distances without stopping.

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Cassetta and his Rome-based studio created a masterpiece of harmony, doing away with unnecessary disturbances on the exterior design to leave the bare minimum of openings and gaps in the otherwise continuous surfaces. Deck fittings such as the massive oval capping rails, natural teak panels, and solid wood and stone furniture give the vessel a “super yacht” feel rarely found on an Italian build of this size.

Benetti Yachts has launched FB283, a new 62-metre custom yacht, at a ceremony at the Livorno yards in Italy.

Being entrusted by the owner – who was represented by Nicola Nicolai from Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management – with both exterior and interior design, Cassetta added striking details to interface the two, including the magnificent 6 x 2 meter uninterrupted windows on both main deck and upper deck.

With a focus on comfort and conviviality, FB283 has been created with family life front and centre, with plenty of storage areas offering space for all kinds of water toys and equipment for having fun in the water, including diving gear. Located forward on the upper deck, the garage is a veritable cathedral, with a side door and the space to contain a 10-meter tender, two jet skis and a second tender. A touch and go helicopter platform makes sure the owner and guests can reach the yacht whatever the location.

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Construction of FB283 started during the 2020 lockdown period and as a result the yard made use of innovative and functional solutions, including 3D technology used to develop the entire project, and internal video calls to keep the owner constantly updated.

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